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    See This Woman's PCI Health Training Center Graduation Story

    Last updated 1 year ago

    PCI Health Training Center offers a variety of training programs to help you find the career that is right for you. Marta is one of the many successful graduates to come from PCI Health Training Center.

    As a PCI graduate, Marta is excited to start her new job, and she is working at the same office where she did her externship while at PCI. To hear what Marta has to say and to learn about the opportunities that PCI provides, watch this video.

    If you would like more information on the programs available at Richardson’s PCI Health Training Center, call us at (866) 955-8838. PCI can provide you with the training and resources you need to find a secure future in the world of medical assistance. 

    What Is a Dental Assistant?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Dental assistants are a key part of every dental office and a growing part of the allied health industry. Dental assistants have a variety of responsibilities that range from procedure preparation to actual patient treatment. Continue reading for a closer look at what exactly a dental assistant is.

    • Prepping for Procedures: In a general sense, dental assistants provide support to dentists while they work on patients. This goes beyond simply handing a dentist instruments during a procedure. Dental assistants are responsible for preparing both the workspace and the patients for treatment. This includes sterilizing dental instruments and organizing the necessary materials for a given procedure. Dental assistants may also escort patients to their treatment unit and are expected to make them feel comfortable and prepared for the upcoming procedure.
    • Providing Assistance during Procedures: A dental assistant will often manage the dentist’s instruments during a procedure, making sure they remain clean and ready for use at all times. Dental assistants also operate some equipment, including suction hoses and x-ray machines. In addition, there are several tasks that a dental assistant may perform without a dentist present, including sealant and anesthetic application.
    • Completing a Variety of Medical Tasks: Dental assistants process lab work and x-rays when not involved in actual procedures. In addition to processing pertinent medical information, dental assistants may also be responsible for maintaining dental records, assisting patients with billing, and scheduling appointments.

    The demand for dental assistants is growing. Generally, a dental assistant must successfully complete specified coursework and earn certification from the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. before becoming a registered dental assistant. To take the first step in becoming a dental assistant, call PCI Health Training Center in Richardson at (866) 955-8838. PCI Health Training Center offers dental assistant training, as well as medical assistant courses, to residents of the Dallas area.

    Learn More About Becoming A Dental Assistant With These Links

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Becoming a dental assistant can give you the opportunity to work in a growing industry and to help people on a daily basis. To learn more about being a dental assistant, check out these links.

    • For a better understanding of the requirements to become a dental assistant in the state of Texas, read this information from The DALE Foundation.
    • The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. is the overseeing body of dental assistants in the United States. To learn about DANB’s standards, read this article.

    For more information about becoming a dental assistant, call PCI Health Training Center in Richardson at (866) 955-8838.

    Reasons to Become a Dental Assistant

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Dental assistants are among the most in-demand professionals in the United States today. With a growing need for qualified and reliable dental assistants, becoming a dental assistant can be an excellent career decision. Here are just a few reasons to consider becoming a dental assistant.

    1.  Competitive Salary: Dental assistants are able to earn competitive salaries, even in entry-level positions. In addition, the initial investment in dental assistant training is relatively inexpensive, as a Bachelor’s degree is not required to become a dental assistant.

    2.  Personal Satisfaction: The care provided by dental assistants is a vital part of people’s dental health. Dental assistants are able to feel pride in the fact that they have a positive impact on the lives of their patients. In addition to enabling dentists to consistently perform to the best of their abilities, dental assistants play an important role in making dental procedures more comfortable for patients.

    3.  Great Work Environment: Dental assistants work in an environment that consistently presents new challenges and opportunities. Though there is an established level of routine in any dental office, every patient and procedure is different, so the job is always exciting.

    4.  Job Security: Dental assistants are part of a quickly growing market. Dental assistant positions are expected to climb steadily over the next several years, and the job is already one of the fastest growing professions in the United States that does not require a Bachelor’s degree. Dental assistants are currently in great demand, so receiving training to become a dental assistant can provide you with a secure future.

    To learn more about becoming a dental assistant or to start your path to becoming one, call PCI Health Training Center’s Richardson location at (866) 955-8838. Our medical and dental assistant training programs are among the most popular in the Dallas area, so contact us to find out more about what PCI Health Training Center can do for your future.

    Become A Dental Assistant In As Little As 9 Months

    Last updated 1 year ago

    PCI Health Training Center offers numerous accredited health care training courses, and has now added a Dental Assistant Program. With campuses in both Richardson and Dallas, PCI is committed to meeting the educational challenges of graduating men and women who are qualified and job-ready for employment in the growing health care industry. For more information, contact us today at (888) 595-5744.

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